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Leather Projects and Ideas *Post a Pic*

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by Jabbalaugh, May 5, 2013.

  1. Jabbalaugh

    Jabbalaugh Loaded Pockets

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    Made a few gadget pouches from some leather lying around the house, would like to see some other ideas you guys have for some small leather projects like these...
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  2. Slipjoint

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    This is a simple dice bag that I made a few years ago to store my dice collection (I'm a fan of old school "pen and paper" RPGs).

    It was made from a nice piece of scrap leather from the crafts store (you can get a big bag of scraps for a few bucks). The last picture shows the ultra-simple construction. It just a long thin strip of leather folded once in the middle and sewn on both sides. I used a speedy-stitcher to do the sewing, and you'll notice that my seams aren't perfectly straight, but I figured it wouldn't matter since they're not visible when the bag is turned out.

    The holes for the closure were punched with a leather punch, and the closure itself is made from a length of paracord sheath (the inside strands have been removed). I used a simple wooden bead from the craft store to serve as a slide lock to keep the bag from opening in transit.

    This pouch is simple, functional, and nice looking. It's also quite roomy. You could fit a nice little survival kit in here if you wanted. I'm hoping to do a tutorial on how to make these for Youtube, but I'm short on leather at the moment.
     
  3. Oaklington
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    Oaklington Loaded Pockets

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    If it's easy to do it usually ain't worth doing it :p

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    The black card sleeve is just a piece of leather folded over with the sides sown in and a snap fitted. The brown three crowns pouch is just folded like box and then glued together, with a piece of velcro to hold it shut. The laguiole pouch is two halves first decorated then glued together and then sown for extra strength.
    But I'll say this, the bigger the project the bigger the reward for completing it.
     
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  4. mu®t13

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    well done all. keep up the good work.
     
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    I've donated these to the giveaway...

     
  8. Slipjoint

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    Where are the knife pictures? Laguiole's are much too pretty to be hidden away.

    Those are some neat little projects. The notebook cover is quite classy, and the travel-tidy appeals to my fondness for origami (and pocket dumps).
     
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    I've got a couple of leather craft ideas. I'm just too cheap and lazy to buy any of the stuff I need. :unsure: One day, maybe.
     
  10. MedusaOblongata

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  11. Slipjoint

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    That's a really neat project. The zippo pouch is a particularly nice touch! You don't see a whole lot of tobacciana here, but I've always liked all the associated tools, even though I'm not a smoker myself.
     
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  13. Oaklington
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    The laguiole doesn't show at all ;) Here another pic:
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  14. Slipjoint

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    Ooooh... pretty! I do love those Laguioles (and their Opinel brethren).

    I do wonder about the wraparound stitching on that sheath, though. If one of those threads is cut or wears through, the whole thing will come apart in short order.
     
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  15. doktorziplok

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    here are a few things I've made

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  16. Oaklington
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    The thread is tied quite hard into the leather so there's minimal movement and tear on the stiching. And since it's glued together anyway it'd be a simple matter of putting some new thread in ;)
     
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  17. Slipjoint

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    I've had sheaths of this type come apart on me, which is why I mentioned it.

    If it does come apart, you might try replacing it with steel wire like I did. I don't remember the gauge off the top of my head but it's in my notes somewhere... it's the same stuff a lot of people use for snare wire. It's looks nice and is very tough. :p
     
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  18. Chopper

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    Being left handed I have needed to make many things including knife sheaths in order to get what I need.

    Heres just a few examples.

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    I made this pocket dump years ago.

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  20. Jabbalaugh

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    Made a Moleskine Cover today... materials cost less than $10 take that Saddleback lol
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